10:11am Wednesday 14th August 2013
A DEDICATED St Luke’s Hospice supporter from Crewe is in training for a once-in-a-lifetime challenge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, and wants other locals to get involved.
Becky Platt, aged 26, from Woolstanwood, who works in the catering department at Reaseheath College, Nantwich, is all set for her gruelling challenge, and is urging other daring volunteers to join her on the trek between 9-18 October next year.
The trek has been organised to raise funds for the Winsford hospice, currently commemorating its 25th anniversary year.
Becky said: “I absolutely cannot wait. This is such an amazing opportunity and I’m really proud to be doing it for such an amazing local cause.
“If you’re interested then what are you waiting for? This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
St Luke’s senior fundraising events Co-ordinator, Nicola Jepson, explained that fundraising participants are set to enjoy an array of breath-taking views.
She said: “Towering over the sandy plains of Tanzania, stands Mount Kilimanjaro – the World’s tallest free- standing mountain.
“This stunning trek will guide you up the tranquil Machame route. Here you will trek through deep forest, home to spectacular wildlife stretching up to moorland and onwards towards glaciers before reaching Uhuru Peak.
“We cannot begin to explain the amazing sights guaranteed on this adventure of a lifetime. This is undoubtedly an amazing opportunity for participants, all in aid of the hospice.”
The minimum fundraising total for the Kilimanjaro Trek challenge is £3,950.
Over £6500 a day is needed for St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice to open its doors and continue to provide invaluable care across Mid and South Cheshire for people suffering from cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.
If you would like to sponsor Becky, or if you’re keen to take part in the Kilimanjaro Trek, contact Nicola Jepson on 01606 555684 or email email@example.com
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